Dwarves have a high amount of underground cities in almost all mountain ranges on the Farlis continent. In the ancient past all of their below surface cities were connected through the Lower Realms
. But at some point these deep regions were lost and many nations of that time seperated into different faction. After the fall of the Avaronian Empire they started establishing their own territories on the surface which created larger new nations in Farlis and Pavanor.
Family is an important part of Dwarven life. They form clans with their close kin and would go to extraordinary lengths to protect a clan’s members. Apart from their clans Dwarves can be organized in a variety of ways such as kingdoms and even merchant republics.
Each clan in a community often specializes in one type of of craft. Such dedication often leads to superior products from the families that made since they perfected their craft for generations. One of the most appreciated crafts in Dwarven culture is cooking. The result of this is that Dwarven cooking is perhaps the best in Niorath. Their adventurous culinairy attempts have, however, costs quite a few Dwarves their lives as they tried many things in order to achieve the perfect dish.
In every city there is at least one Dwarven clan who oversees trade with other cities or countries. Many of these merchants can be found along Dwarven trade route where they tend to build forts and outposts along the way. One such well known trade faction is the Kurandim Cooperative
which consists out of several clans from important cities in northern Farlis. The eastern part of Farlis is, however, under the influence of the Blackstone Trading Guild